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Importance of the biography of excellent characters. “ Observations of somne Specialities of Divine Providence in the Life of Joseph Hall, Bishop of Norwich, written with his owm hand.” His father. Character of his mother. Dedicated from his infancy to the sacred ministry. Some of the most eminent Divines indebted to the early instructions of their mothers. Fraternal affection of Mr. Jos. Hall's brother. Mr. Jos. Hall's admission at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His eleetion into a scholarship, into a fellowship, and into the Rhetoric-Professorship. His intense study at the university. His piety. His relinquishing the Rhetoric-Professorship. His theological studies. His ordination. His frequent preaching, .. .. Page 1—14.
Mr. Jos. Hall's whole residence at College. His presentation to the rectory of Halstead. His previous appointment to the mastership of Tiverton school. His rebuilding of Halstead rectory. His marriage. His children. Anecdote respecting his family. A person of the name of Lilly opposes him. His journey abroad with Sir E. Bacon. Motive of this journey. Account of his Travels, in a letter. His return. His dissatisfaction with Halstead. His preacbing before Prince Henry—is made one of his Chaplains. His intention of removingfrom Halstead. His acceptance ofthe Living of Waltham Holy Cross. His unwillingness to leave Halstead. His taking his Doctor's degree:— he was a principal instrument in promoting the establishment of the Charter House. His Apology against the
Brownists--Account of that sect. His modest refusal of P. Henry's offers. His frequent preaching. His sermons. Death of P. Henry. His claracter. Dr. Hall made Prebendary of Wolverhampton—recovers some emoluments belonging to that church—resigns his prebend. His attendance on the embassy to France. Is made Dean of Worcester.
His return from France. Accompanies the King to Scot
land. Prejudices against him. Five articles proposed
towards promoting uniformity in the kirk. Correspondence of Mr. Struthers with Dr. Hall. The five articles published in Scotland. His Majesty's journey unsuccessful. The king's return. The Book of Sports. Remarks upon it. Religious debates in Holland. Dr. Hall deputed as one of the English Divines to go to the Synod of Dort. His Majesty's instructions to the English divines. Some account of the Synod. The oath taken in it. Godwin's charges against the contra-remonstrants refuted. Dr. Hall's Letter to Dr. Fuller. Dr. Hall's return from the Synod. His ill health. His latin speech on taking his leave of the Synod. Public thanks given him. A gold medal presented to him. His Latin Sermon before the Synod. Quotation from. Results of the Synod. Opinions of the British divines. The church of England troubled with disputes. The king encourages Arminianism. Immoderate disputes between Arminians and Calvinists. His Majesty restrains them. Doctrines of the church. Popery increasing. Montague's writings. Death of James I. Dr. Hall's remarks upon the growth of sects. Flattering great personages fashionable in Dr. Hall's time. He is guilty of this. Funeral sermon on James I. Dr. Hall's sermon, entitled, ** Noah's Dove, &c." in latin, translated by Robert Hall, his son. His preaching at the re-opening of St. John's Chapel, Clerkenwell. Parliament consider Montague's books. The church disturbed by the Belgic disputes. Dr. Hall's reflections on them. His sentiments moderate. His Via Media. The object of this treatise. The doctrines of the church contained in it. Dr. Hall's attempt of reconciling the points in dispute, . . p. 15-111
Scottish Bishops nominal. Attempts of establishing episco-
Long parliament. Committees appointed. Petitions for
redress of grievances. Complaints against the canons and